Didier Drogba agrees with Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger over 2019 Ballon d’Or winner

first_imgDidier Drogba agrees with Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger over 2019 Ballon d’Or winner Comment Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane is up for the award (Picture: Getty)Speaking earlier in the month, Arsenal legend Wenger was asked who should win the Ballon d’Or award and said: ‘Mane was the outstanding character.ADVERTISEMENT‘I would say – because he is a fighter… and efficient. He’s not scared of anybody. At the moment, he deserves huge credit.’AdvertisementAdvertisementThe likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been nominated for the Ballon d’Or but Chelsea hero Drogba also believes Mane deserves the accolade.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked for his favourite to win the award, Drogba told Paris Match: ‘Sadio Mane.‘For the AFCON, the Champions League, and the league championship. What he does in the Premier League, very few players are able to do it.‘It is possible, but it would have been possible [for others to win] well before. There are many players who have represented well the African continent, like Samuel Eto’o. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Oct 2019 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Didier Drogba has agreed with Arsene Wenger over the 2019 Ballon d’Or award (Picture: Getty)Didier Drogba has endorsed Arsene Wenger’s view that Liverpool forward Sadio Mane should win the 2019 Ballon d’Or.Senegal star Mane has developed into one of the best players in the world since joining Liverpool from Southampton three years ago.The 27-year-old has scored 68 goals in 137 appearances for the Reds and helped the club win the Champions League and finish second in the Premier League last season. Arsene Wenger believes the Reds star has done enough this year (Picture: Getty)‘What is a pity is that when we talk about African players, we talk about the continent, we do not speak of a country.‘We will never say ‘Kylian Mbappe represents the European continent’. It is a small shift [in mentality] that is present.‘But to return to the question, it would be really nice that Sadio, or even Salah and Aubameyang continue to raise their level of play to hope to win this trophy.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

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Unique ‘Dragonfly’ house set to create a buzz in Terranora

first_img The property at 5 Black Myrtle Court, Terranora, has just been completed. It’s for sale with a $1.55-1.65 million price tag.The lucky buyers will pick up the keys and move straight in with no effort thanks to the $1.55-1.65 million deal on offer, which includes the furniture that was styled by interior designer Jacinta Platt, of Scout Design.The custom property was designed by Rayne and Larissa Fouché, of Fouché Architects. Mr Fouché said the home at 5 Black Myrtle Court, which was on a slopping site in the exclusive and boutique Vista Terranora estate, drew inspiration from rural Australian themes. “Masonry landscape walls act as an anchor for the floating structure, while also providing areas for plants to grow,” he said. “The structure is nestled into the site and follows the contours so as to provide a building that is part of the hill. “The cranked plan offers unique views from the living room and each of the four bedrooms.“A portion of the site in front of the outdoor entertaining area is reserved for an infinity-edge swimming pool with ocean views.” The luxury furniture is included in the package. The house is split into two wings.Vista Terranora is an acreage estate of just 14 lots, all of which are at least 4000sq m, with uniquely designed homes for each block by individual architects and designers. Dragonfly is the second house to be completed and is on the market through Sophie Carter, of Sophie Carter Exclusive Properties. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“As much as the house can it resembles dragonfly wings,” she said. “It was designed so that it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, it’s beautiful. “On the balcony you have (views of) the whole eastern coastline and then if it’s a windy day you can be on the northern side but you still have views of the ocean through the corridor, which connects the two wings of the house.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 wow rural home sales around Australia01:03 The house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms.Ms Carter said there was nothing standard about the property. “The finishes are beautiful, they have used brass throughout the bathrooms in delicate spots, in every room there are fine details that stock standard homes, or any homes really, just wouldn’t have,” she said. It’s known as the Dragonfly house and it’s like nothing you would have seen before.IT’S definitely not just a standard house, which is what will get buyers buzzing when they see it. Dubbed Dragonfly, this Terranora property has a unique design that blends perfectly into its picturesque surrounds. The four-bedroom, architecturally-design house is split into two wings that are connected by a glass corridor. MORE NEWS: Why this villa sold before auctionMORE NEWS: How you can join an exclusive property club last_img read more

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Commey ready to “give everything” in Lopez bout

first_imgIBF Lightweight world champion, Richard Commey, says he is willing to put in all effort to defeat challenger, Teofimo Lopez, on December 14 in their bout in New York’s Madison Square Garden.Commey has been getting ready for the bout which was put together in September this year after Lopez defeated Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani to become the number one contender in the division.The December 14 bout is very important for the two boxers since it holds the key to  a potential unification bout with Vasyl Lomachenko who holds all the other belts in the division.For Commey, he believes he is ready to face Lopez and he is promising to give his very best.“I am going to do what I do best and joy myself. This is a major bout for me and it holds the future. I am working hard in the gym and I am not taking anything for granted.God knows why I got this opportunity and I believe He has something good for me and definitely, I will defend my title.”Commey added that even though he had been training and getting ready for the bout, he would have a better idea of Lopez’s quality and abilities on the night of the bout.“I cannot really say much in terms of what Lopez can do. I have seen bits of him but in the ring, he will be totally different. That is where I will see what he really has.”Commey’s bout with Lopez represents his second defence of the IBF Lightweight title. After winning it against Isa Chaniev in February this year, he defeated Ray Beltran in June for his first defence.last_img read more

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The Giants’ primary goal is to add power, but what if MLB changes the baseball again?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — At most of the team’s recent end-of-season press conferences, former Giants general managers Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans would outline the front office’s greatest offseason priorities.It would go something like this: “We need a corner outfielder, a closer and another veteran starting pitcher.”Simple enough.At the end of Farhan Zaidi’s first year with the club, the president of baseball operations did not have the luxury of identifying two or three areas for growth and …last_img read more

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200pc Hair Grips Clips Bobby Kirby Pins Clamps Salon Waved Slides – Okay, but not great

first_imgDisapointed with this purchase as they are just the standard slender, flexible kinds you can acquire on the substantial street. What has occurred to the old fashion kirbys that have been excellent for pinning your hair up. Description stated salon good quality but these are not the kinds my hairdresser employs. I would not get these yet again and i will request my hairdresser to get me them at a price tag no question, but this was a squander of my three kilos.These grips are excellent worth but the stop of the straight side is uncovered, it really is not much too rough or sharp but i come to feel that both guidelines really should be included.Outstanding grips, even much better that they are in different sixes for distinctive models.Here are the specifications for the 200pc Hair Grips Clips Bobby Kirby Pins Clamps Salon Waved Slides:PACK OF 200 Grips2 Sizes are included: 150 x 45mm and 50 x 65mmHigh QualityBRAND NEW – INSTANTLY SHIPPEDAre not able to conquer it for the price, absolute bargainthe only draw back for me is that the bobby pins them selves usually are not really stiff and bend at situations which can be quite annoying while styling.I am a active mum and never have the time to obtain things like this – which i know can be discovered in cheap pound stores. Glad to have located it on amazon.Reviews from purchasers :Bargain bobby’s!Does the job fineOkay, but not greatGet what you pay for,Flimsy but did the jobAppear in range of measurements oj the packets.Get what you shell out for, they are okay but not as grippy as typical cheap kinds i get from section suppliers etc.A tiny flimsy though they did the position on the day so i can’t grumble as well considerably especially for the rate.Super quick delivery, sturdy pins, not substantially else to remark on.Wonderful merchandise, arrived in two-3 times and in terrific problem, there not the thick kinds but robust adequate.last_img read more

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Late charge helps India make its best-ever medal haul

first_imgThe super charge led by athletes, boxers and tennis players in the last seven days of the Asian Games not only provided the impetus to the floundering Indian campaign but also scripted a memorable climax as the country recorded its best ever performance at the sporting event.India ended its campaign in the sporting spectacle in the sixth position with 14 gold, bettering the 13 won at home in Delhi 28 years ago, 17 silver and 33 bronze medals.The total medal haul of 64 here is also the highest for India in Asiad history as it bettered the 1982 haul in Delhi of 57 comprising 13-19-25.The sixth spot on the medal rostrum by India is the best it has attained since 1986 at Seoul, but a quarter century ago there was no Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the rest of the former Soviet bloc to make the competition as stiff as it was here.In fact Kazakhstan finished higher than India.India ended fifth in Seoul, though with a more modest haul of 5-9-23.Since that campaign nearly a quarter century ago, India have finished no higher than eighth, with their worst-ever show coming twenty years ago when they finished 12th in the Beijing Games.The tally of 64 medals here pales in comparison to the 101 medals fetched at last month’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi, containing 38 gold which helped India finish second for the first time in those Games.However, the smaller medal harvest needs to be considered in proper perspective as the mega event followed another huge event in close succession and the competition in the Guangzhou Games was much stronger in several disciplines than at the Delhi CWG.advertisementHosts China are close to 200 gold medals – also their best-ever medal haul that even exceeded what they did in 1990 when they grabbed 183-107-51 for a total tally of 341.The Chinese dragon consumed all in its wake and though Korea and Japan, to a much smaller extent, tried to slow down the progress of the juggernaut, they could not arrest the hosts’ relentless march.The Asian Games, the second largest after the Olympics, showed starkly that the majority of the Indian contingent had no credentials to compete at this level.The shooters and wrestlers, who were the toast of the nation at the CWG, put up a flop show and had the thunder stolen from them by the athletes, boxers, India’s number one tennis player Somdev Devvarman and also the kabaddi men and women teams.last_img read more

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Gaming Licences to be Renewed by March 31

first_img The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is calling for all owners and operators of gaming machines to renew their licences by March 31. Story Highlights The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is calling for all owners and operators of gaming machines to renew their licences by March 31.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on January 30, Director of Licensing at the BGLC, Maurice Thompson, said that sanctions for non-compliance will kick in on April 1 attracting a penalty of up to 60 per cent of the fees.He said that the Commission will be accepting documents for renewal of licenses along with the required fees at tax offices across the island between February 11 and March 19.The BGLC will be at the tax office in Spanish Town on February 25 and 26; Montego Bay on February 11and 12 and March 4 and 5; Mandeville, February 18 and 19; Port Antonio, February 25 and 26; May Pen, March 4 and 5; Portmore, March 11 and 12; St. Ann’s Bay, March 11 and 12; and Savanna-la-Mar on February 11 and 12 and March 18 and 19.For the renewal process, licensees are required to pay levies to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) for each machine and each premises, as well as corresponding fees to the BGLC. The TAJ receipt must be presented at the time of payment of the BGLC fees.Licensees can pay the Commission fee using their debit or credit card, and so they no longer need to do so through the bank.Chief Executive Officer at the BGLC, Vitus Evans, said that the Commission is finalising arrangements for Paymaster and Bill Express to accept payments.Mr. Evans is imploring persons to make their payments on time. “If you are not licensed then you are an illegal operator, and we will have to take action, and your machines can be seized,” he warned.Operators of locally made machines will pay $5,000 to the TAJ and $5,000 for licensing and disc fees per gaming machine to the BGLC. Owners of premises housing machines are required to pay $2,500 per premises to the TAJ and $1,000 for each premises to the BGLC.The BGLC is also reminding all new premises owners or machine operators that they are required to pay a due diligence fee of $5,000.The BGLC is the Government body that licenses, regulates and monitors the local gaming industry, facilitates its growth and development and protects the public from unfair, unscrupulous and illegal activities.The Commission is a major revenue source for the Government, earning $6.5 billion in 2018. He said that the Commission will be accepting documents for renewal of licenses along with the required fees at tax offices across the island between February 11 and March 19. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on January 30, Director of Licensing at the BGLC, Maurice Thompson, said that sanctions for non-compliance will kick in on April 1 attracting a penalty of up to 60 per cent of the fees.last_img read more

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